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This post on "The Steakhouse Incident" is really disgusting

Sweet Mother of Chupacabra. Why is this discussion not deleted alltogether?
posted by bradth27 on Jun 29, 2002 - 26 comments

successful posting of contentious material

Today's PreCrime post by grrarrgh00 is a great example of contentious material presented with balanced text, varied supporting links (with mouseovers!), and a meaty comment to start things on the write foot. Is this a good model given our recent debates over how to present controversial topics?
posted by Marquis on Jun 21, 2002 - 14 comments

MetaFilter trademark.

MetaFilter is trademarked! Woo!
One problem.. it's not trademarked by Matt ;-) Randomly stumbled across this during an adventure through the trademark archives. The 'METAFILTER' trademark was filed in 1946, and was last renewed in 1988. It is still 'live'. Watch out, Matt. The 'Metafiltration Company' might be on your back if they take a fancy to this site!
posted by wackybrit on Jun 20, 2002 - 13 comments

What constitutes movement?

What constitutes movement?
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posted by Su on Jun 19, 2002 - 30 comments

Your post sucks

I just thought your tired old thread wasn't good enough to comment in, or post relevant information. After all, everyone knows a thread is dead after 4 hours.

C'mon, this just seems inappropriate.
posted by mikhail on Jun 10, 2002 - 11 comments

And yet MetaFilter is a joy to read

Piling on clavdivs; piling on riviera; piling on fold_and_mutilate; piling on stavrosthewonderchicken; piling on rodii; piling on evanizer; piling on rcade; piling on bluetrain; piling and unpiling; back and forth; predictably lashing and then cuddling; the pack mentality rife; the mob rule always subjacent... This is what MetaTalk looks like after two weeks away.

And yet... and yet MetaFilter is a joy to read. I'd wished personalities weren't made into issues at the cost of issues themselves - issues are, after all, what MetaFilter does best - but then it struck me that perhaps MetaTalk is fulfilling its role as a sort of blotter-paper, soaking up all the displaced aggressiveness and natural human attrition and rivalry. And keeping MetaFilter clean, so to speak. Is this perverse or healthy in a leeching, purging sort of way? So - can this be talked about without thinking it's about somebody or another? Has MetaTalk been efficiently used so that MetaFilter can be MetaFilter? Is it being dumbed down and fouled up? And does it matter if the result over in the blue seems so successful?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jun 4, 2002 - 62 comments

Domain Hijacking and Metafilter

It turns out that MacSlash.com was no more "hijacked" than succaland.com was "stolen" (despite what it says in the MetaFilter sideblog). Like k10k.com and poetrysoc.com, they let their domain expire and it was snapped up. Leslie Harpold says that hoopla.com and smug.com hadn't expired, and Verisign has not contradicted her, but true domain hijackings don't seem all that common, do they?
posted by timeistight on May 31, 2002 - 21 comments

Deletion: ask and ye shall receive

Is it appropriate to ask that clavdiv's moronic, homophobic, 4-post dump on this thread be deleted?
posted by mediareport on May 26, 2002 - 55 comments

Tired of the prison rape discussion

The next time someone posts with glee about a criminal being subjected to violent penile colonization, turning the discussion immediately into a referendum on the subject of prison rape (#1 #2), I hope that person has to spend quality pound-in-the-ass time in MetaTalk as rodii's bitch.
posted by rcade on May 23, 2002 - 44 comments

Guidelines for MeFi vs Sportsfilter

With World Cup fanaticism one week away (for some of us ever present), what are guidelines for Metafilter posts (eg vs Sportsfilter posts) ? Thanks.
posted by Voyageman on May 23, 2002 - 29 comments

Trolling: secret agreement, or an excuse to beat a dead horse?

See now, here is my question, with all sincerity, does MeFi continue to allow such troll posting because MeFi (semi-secretly) agrees with the poster, or just because MeFi wants another excuse to beat a dead horse?
posted by BlueTrain on May 20, 2002 - 72 comments

Bad article, bad link, bad post.

Woo-hoo! A new thread points to Google! Even better, the poster forgot the "http:/ /" part, and the site doesn't even reflect his point!

My question is this: was it appropriate for me to comment on the thread, ask a pertinent question, provide a couple relevant links, and then immediately come here and slag the thread?
posted by gohlkus on May 20, 2002 - 11 comments

Chatfilter posts are bad posts.

You're kidding, right?
posted by Su on May 16, 2002 - 45 comments

Evolt.org

Strange, I read the post about evolt.org first, and it got juxtaposed againts mathowie's comments next, and I am reminded how much I have enjoyed MF over the year I've known it, and still incredulous that Mr. Haughey would be willing to offer so much for so little for so long. So what does one do when a silly little site no one cares about becomes something everybody loves but you (when you are the one that lives with it)?
posted by piskycritter on May 13, 2002 - 10 comments

MeFi & MeTa thread pages 404 when logged in

IfI try to read any thread on MetaFilter or MetaTalk and I'm logged in, I get 404, yo. If I'm not logged in, I can read the threads. I've tried logging out and logging back in, and I deleted my MetaCookies.
posted by kirkaracha on May 8, 2002 - 6 comments

Us declares itself above the law.

Us declares itself above the law.

Other than one or two people here and there talking about the topic at hand, this thread was basically a shouting match and trolling session. Is this the level of debate that now passes for inteligent from the MetaFilter community?
posted by Zool on May 6, 2002 - 20 comments

so, um, if you don't like metafilter, don't participate.

so, um, if you don't like metafilter, don't participate.
posted by moz on May 6, 2002 - 35 comments

Everything you wanted to say or ask has been said or asked

all of the answers to all of your questions, whatever you want the answer to be, are already contained in previous threads on this subject says ParisParamus.

Without being snarky, I imagine there might be others who, like me, do not hang on MeFi's every word and who, like me, would also like an opportunity to discuss the subject and deepen our understandings through point and counterpoint. Is MeFi's tent not big enough for us to do that? Maybe the generous thing to do would have been for him to commence his I/P thread celibacy before hitting post.
posted by RichLyon on May 3, 2002 - 23 comments

A troll by any other name

I'd use the word troll in this case, but it has some connotations that are a bit loaded given the subject.
posted by briank on May 1, 2002 - 33 comments

Editorializing on the front page

Shouldn't you post rants on your own blog if you have one?
posted by dchase on Apr 28, 2002 - 18 comments

downtime ends

We're back!

Now what the hell happened?
posted by joemaller on Apr 23, 2002 - 70 comments

Can we please have some mechanism to prevent double posts?

Can we please have some mechanism to prevent double posts? it's pretty simple to implement, and should'nt increase any load on the server... For example, this post has many double posts...
posted by arnab on Apr 20, 2002 - 12 comments

How many comments is too many in one thread?

Would commenting Fifteen times in one thread be considered breaking the 'chat threshold'? This question was asked before and Matt weighed in three times. Just wondering.
posted by Mack Twain on Apr 17, 2002 - 8 comments

moratorium on the ME?

Is there any way MeFi could have a voluntary moratorium on Middle East threads? Just for a week, a day, or even several hours? I understand that I should ignore them. I do. I don't post them and I rarely comment, if ever. But I can't even go a few threads without seeing another one. And now people are posting each and EVERY detail...come on, for the sake of some sanity, and a chance to reflect, a voluntary moratorium for any given time?
posted by BlueTrain on Apr 16, 2002 - 65 comments

MeFi in LA Weekly

Judith Lewis of the L.A. Weekly credits Metafilter with spreading the good word about modestneeds.com
posted by Optamystic on Apr 5, 2002 - 3 comments

What is your favourite mefi thread?

Every now and then, I run into an old, really interesting Metafilter thread posted by someone or other on to a current thread. e.g. This posted by nprigoda today has some very interesting links.
I think it would be good to find out some of the most interesting threads from the past. So ....What is your favourite mefi thread? (Since I suspect most people have been bookmarking some of their favs)

posted by justlooking on Mar 26, 2002 - 11 comments

Linking to a redirecting url is suboptimal

Linking to a redirector url from another site instead of the url of the article/site being talked about is sub-optimal. In this example it is a Fark redirector which points to a news site.
posted by riffola on Mar 21, 2002 - 9 comments

Browser problems

OK, assuming I'm not being banned by the Management, I can no longer use Mefi in Opera or IE 5.0. When logged in, all I see is a sea of blue or a sea of brown (Metatalk), on what appears to be a huge Web page. as I scroll down, single words appear very VERY far apart. Is this a cruel joke?
posted by ParisParamus on Mar 18, 2002 - 22 comments

Mob-style takedown

Take a trip with me down the Riviera (#1, #2, #3, #4), where no comment is complete without a little vicious personal invective.
posted by rcade on Mar 16, 2002 - 141 comments

When the cat's away...

I'm seriously aware that Matt is gone for the weekend, but do we have to put up with crap like this?
posted by Wulfgar! on Mar 10, 2002 - 72 comments

Mefi usage slips into the real world

I was at an art gallery the other day, signing the comments book for an exhibition. As I wrote my thoughts, I realised I'd slipped into Metafilterese, all personal feelings and heartfelt oaths -- I even wished I could link to something related I'd seen at another exhibition. At the end it took everything not to write my mefi user name at the end. I'm wonder if any other addicts have found their Mefi usage slip into the real world...
posted by feelinglistless on Mar 9, 2002 - 23 comments

How and when to use humour

Rules for use of humour (more inside)...
posted by Spoon on Mar 8, 2002 - 52 comments

I'd switch to Opera except MeFi doesn't look right

I'm trying to see if Opera for Mac might be something to switch to. But, at least in Mefi/Metatalk, my font Metafilter font preferences, while they seem to register in "Customize" Mefi, do not take hold. Is there something in Opera: I can't get the font smaller; and there's too much space between lines of text. Is there something I'm not adjusting in OPERA?
posted by ParisParamus on Mar 7, 2002 - 7 comments

I haven't seen any double posts recently

Curious, as this is the only one I I've actually run across. It seems that double-posts have been very rare recently. Or have they just been getting caught that quickly?
posted by Su on Mar 5, 2002 - 12 comments

conservatives, ok. bigots, bad.

getting weary of the bigotry flying around over the past few days. while conservative viewpoints are entirely necessary to keep conversation here balanced, this repeated stereotyping is beyond juvenile.
posted by patricking on Mar 4, 2002 - 43 comments

Poorly typed posts ruin the subject matter.

I hate when important stories are ruined by lousy posts. How many errors can you find? Where's the cleanup crew when you need them?!
posted by insomnia_lj on Mar 3, 2002 - 32 comments

the thin line between a little laugh and thoughtless cruelty

The unintentional revelations in this thread have got me thinking. Like many other people, I've poked fun at "bizarre" sites. In fact several online venues exist expressly for this purpose.
When the sites are merely stupid or silly, I suppose joking is harmless enough. But rcade's research shows us that some "odd" sites can be related to circumstances like those in today's thread. I've enjoyed sites like the one's above and wouldn't want them muzzled; I suppose what I'm asking is where is the line between harmless mockery and thoughtless cruelty and how much discretion should we exercise before linking to sites like this one?
posted by jonmc on Mar 1, 2002 - 4 comments

I know the NYTimes has a MeFi login, what others are out there?

Recently I needed to do some research and began to use the Ajeeb translation site. You need to be registered to use it, so on a whim I used username and password: mefi. To my surprise, they worked. I know the NYTimes has a MeFi login, what others are out there? A list would be nice.
posted by cell divide on Feb 28, 2002 - 14 comments

Yeah, it is a small business, and...?

This is the second front page post in a week ridiculing bad small business design. A bad precedent, and today's post is aggressive to boot. (inside)

posted by liam on Feb 28, 2002 - 14 comments

From discussion to bigotry

Discussion? Bigotry? Over the past few days, several threads seem (to me at least) to have degenerated from discussion to all out Muslim bashing (1,2,3). I'm not here to name names, point fingers or tattle on anyone for specific comments, rather to ask at what point do we say "enough is enough?" People have a right to their opinions (prejudices), but when those opinions are stated without some modicum of respect/even-handedness, we have to wonder why they are tolerated in a public forum.
posted by hipstertrash on Feb 27, 2002 - 33 comments

Was I out of line?

Curious (especially in light of the previous thread in MeTa) about whether I was out of line in this exchange. Please note olav's posting record and his homepage URL.
posted by rodii on Feb 24, 2002 - 20 comments

Is Metafilter a Boyzone?

[Mistakenly posted this on MetaFilter - apologies for category error]

Is Metafilter a Boyzone? Was recommending MeFi to one of my girl-pals, and she came back to me with the following: "interesting...but it's a bit of a men's room, isn't it?" When pressed she cited postings like sex classes, gross-out cartoons, nerdish obsession, flimsy pretexts for nudity, and whiny self-pitying threads about failing manhood. Somewhat surprised, and in mild defense, I cited back postings on the horror of honour killings, drag queens talking about false breasts and male self-parody. Now she's actually v. pro-men, and no knee-jerk feminist, so she's got me wondering: Are we? And if so, does it matter?
posted by theplayethic on Feb 24, 2002 - 148 comments

MoneyFilter for MetaFilter

MoFi4MeFi (MoneyFilter for MetaFilter): Last September, Matt asked the following: What if I killed [MeFi] sometime in the future, and brought it back, but you had to pay a small membership fee or some other 'high' barrier to entry? That'd keep the crowd small, manageable, and only those that really cared to discuss things would contribute. Would that make things better? Worse?

The discussion that followed did not necessarily address the question (a few positively responded to a subscriber-based MeFi). Maybe, this idea needs to be reviewed again. [more inside]
posted by jacknose on Feb 21, 2002 - 48 comments

Can we just ban people for being stupid?

Can we just ban people for being stupid?
posted by rich on Feb 21, 2002 - 24 comments

Too many links in post

How many links does a front page post have before they become irritating?
posted by Spoon on Feb 20, 2002 - 25 comments

I/P: look, we are behaving

I think it would be nice if today's Palestine/Israel thread didn't vanish (as per mathowie's recent MeTa post, stating that he is going to delete them all until further notice), at least not before the name-calling starts. The post itself is a bit of a bait, but so far the responses have been well-thought-out, even-handed, and intelligent.
posted by bingo on Feb 17, 2002 - 1 comment

Obitfilters only for . . and .

I didn't want to derail the Kevin Smith obit thread from where ever it might be going so... [more inside]
posted by willnot on Feb 15, 2002 - 22 comments

Supposed Taliban BMP getting blown up by US forces thread

A few months ago there was a thread which discussed the famous hoax image of a supposed Taliban BMP getting blown up by US forces. Someone who should really know better just sent me this photo, essentially saying Go USA!, and I'm trying to find that thread to gently explain that it's untrue. I've tried a bunch of searches and couldn't find it. Does anyone remember the thread or have any information on the image?
posted by Karl on Feb 15, 2002 - 13 comments

The cupid thing is just evil...

The cupid thing is just evil...
posted by revbrian on Feb 14, 2002 - 78 comments

Does one get notified before one is banned from posting from mefi? a friend is wondering.

does one get notified before one is banned from posting from mefi? a friend is wondering.
posted by bunnyfire on Feb 11, 2002 - 22 comments

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